Daniel Alberto Artana

Chief Economist, FIEL


Daniel Artana has a B.A. in Economics from the National University at La Plata, Argentina and a Ph.D. in Economics. from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Since 1987, he has been Chief Economist at FIEL (Latin-American Economic Research Foundation).

He is International Consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations, AID, and several private entities (firms and foundations) and governments of developing countries. He has worked in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Lesotho, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

His main areas of research are: Tax policy, Public sector Restructuring, Financial Sector, Macroeconomic Policy in Small Open Economies, Pension Reform, Public Debt Management. Oil Stabilization Funds. Tax incentives to Manufacturing, Privatization. Antitrust Policy. Regulation. Growth.

He is a Professor at the National University of La Plata and the University Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires. In March 2001 he was Secretary of the Treasury and Vice-Minister of Economy of the Federal Government of Argentina.